Rev. Donald E. Wiggins, Sr.
Fountain Inn SC—Entered into rest peacefully at his residence Friday April 12, 2013, Rev. Donald E. Wiggins, Sr. age 79 beloved husband of 58 years to the love of his life, his “Baby”, Mrs. Carolyn Hinton Wiggins. He was the son of the late Mr. Andrew Francis Wiggins and Mrs. Amanda Edwards Wiggins.
A celebration of life service will be held 6:15 pm Tuesday April 16, 2013 at Mauldin Church of God, 411 E. Butler Road, Mauldin, SC with Rev. Chadrick Jordan, Rev. Harold Downing, and Rev. Donald E. Wiggins, Jr. officiating. Interment will be private.
Rev. Wiggins was born in Moravian Falls, NC and grew up in Rock Hill, SC. He served as pastor and was a missionary with the Church of God (Cleveland TN) for over 42 years. Rev. Wiggins pastored churches in the following places: Kershaw, Piedmont, Cowpens, Greenville, Aiken, Pickens, Anderson, Mauldin, and Moncks Corner, SC; Milwaukee, WI, Gaithersburg, MD, Baton Rouge, LA, Rocky Mount. NC, and Sanford, FL. He served as the SC State Missions Representative for the Church of God in South Carolina for nine years. With his heart for missions, he ministered in Brazil, France, South Korea, Holland, Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Venezuela. After his granddaughter’s death in 1997, Rev. Wiggins was called to minister to Venezuela where, with the support of the churches in the U.S., he was able to raise the money to build seven churches and “la Casa de Esperanza de Morgan Bell”, aka The Morgan Bell House of Hope Children’s Center, in memory of his granddaughter, Morgan.
Additional survivors include two daughters, Kymala “Kym” Huff, Fountain Inn, Tammy (Thomas “Tony”) Bagwell, Simpsonville; one son Donald E. Jr. (Mary) Wiggins, Naples, FL; five granddaughters, Kelli Huff McFarland, Ashlee Huff, Tiffany Wiggins, Shawna Wiggins, and Lexi Rice; two great-grandchildren Raighan McFarland, and Kaiden Huff; one sister Martha (Ron) Knoblauch, Orange Park, FL; one brother, Max (Juanita) Wiggins, Franklin, NC. Rev. Wiggins was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Morgan Bell and seven siblings.
Serving as pallbearers will be Carl Cole, Tim Flowers, Ronald Frye, Bobby Huff, Jordan Jefferson, Ronald Knoblauch, Jack Lowery, and David Williams.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that all memorials be made to the Lutheran Hospice.
Donations may be made online at https://www.lutheranhomessc.org/donate-now or sent to Lutheran Homes of South Carolina Foundation, Attn.: Bob Coon, 300 Ministry Drive, Irmo, SC 29063.
Florist 12:00 noon Tuesday April 16, 2013
A visitation with the family will take place 4-6PM Tuesday April 16, 2013 at Mauldin Church of God, 411 E. Butler Rd. Mauldin, SC. COLE FUNERAL HOME 1544 UNIVERSITY PARKWAY (118 BYPASS) AIKEN, SC 29801. 803-648-7175.